Being a grammar school geek-child, I used to look forward to the new school year with the same fervour and delight that I now reserve for the new season collections. Crisp notepads, pristine pencil cases and the smell of new books all represented the fresh new start of a year where I would get nothing but As, be super-popular and immaculately turned-out, albeit in a vomit-green polyester uniform.
The mandatory poly-blends have since disappeared but I still get that new-season sense of promise. And what better way to fulfill that than with a shiny new pair of shoes for your uniform? I've come a long way since Clarks Magic Key Shoes (although they were awesome), so my back-to-cool choice is some hard-hitting heels that will make sure I go straight to the top of the class.
Part punk princess, part urban dominatrix, this heavy-duty style will deliver new-season looks with a powerful punch. Whether sexing-up urban sportswear à la Alexander Wang, or going for all-out Balmainia with shredded denim and power shoulders, these tough-girl heels will lend their rebellious energy to everything. Which ones will you be buying?